THE MESQUITE TREE

an American tragedy

With a little bit of masa and some leftover meat, a single mother can make enough tamales to feed her family for an entire month; but Blanca wants more for her granddaughter than to be pregnant at fifteen and stuck in a small house in South Texas with five generations of her abuelas. Can she change her family’s destiny before there’s another mouth to feed?

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THE MESQUITE TREE PRODUCTION SHOTS

A workshop production of The Mesquite Tree, an American Tragedy was presented by Teatro Audaz at the Public Theatre in San Antonio from June 30 - July 10th 2022. Directed by Vanessa Rae Lerma and starring Cindy Rod Martinez, Elise Lopez, Laura T. Garza, Anastacia Islas, Elizabeth Ramirez, and Alejandra Wagnon.

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THE MESQUITE TREE @ THE PGE

Pictures of the cast who took part in developmental readings of The Mesquite Tree at the PlayGround Experiment in 2019.

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A short excerpt from an early draft of The Mesquite Tree at the PGE Virtual Volumes. Excerpt starts at 47:47.

 

Another short excerpt from an early draft of The Mesquite Tree at the PGE Virtual Volumes. Excerpt starts at 55:57.

 

THE MESQUITE TREE @ INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Pictures of the cast who took part in a fully staged reading of The Mesquite Tree at Indiana University in 2021.

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DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY

  • The PlayGround Experiment, Developmental Readings (2019)

  • The PlayGround Experiment, Staged Reading (2021)

  • Indiana University, Staged Reading (2021)

  • Indiana University, Dev. Workshop (2022)

  • Theatre Audaz, Workshop Production (2022)